Snow in the wilds of Exmoor

A few photos from Friday mornings expedition out to the Exmoor Centre.

I was out there to check the place over and to meet Fiona from Combe Martin Guides who will hopefully be spending their summer camp with us, don’t worry girls it will be warmer in August. It’ll probably be wetter but definitely warmer.


Next weekend

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It seems the winter chill is almost upon us and the Exmoor Centre is available next weekend. If you fancy some chilly outdoor adventures in the wilds of Exmoor or just want a weekend away from the world of technology now is the time.

The bunkhouse can sleep 14, its toasty warm with a roaring woodburner and if you are lucky enough to get some snow the sledging is excellent!

Anyone can book the centre, our purpose as a charity is to provide cheap accommodation for young people to explore the wilds of Exmoor. Many of our visitors are small family groups, everyone is welcome.

What will your kids be doing next weekend? Staring at an X-Box or staring at a campfire and the stars in the heart of the Exmoor Dark Skies Reserve?

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Voices of Hoaroak Valley

Many voices over many years have echoed through the Hoar Oak Valley on Exmoor.

 Here is a chance to add yours!

Thanks to a Heritage Lottery All Our Stories Grant two local charities based in the Hoar Oak Valley on Exmoor  will be collecting, sharing and celebrating peoples’ memories and stories of the Hoar Oak Valley.   The Friends of Hoar Oak and the St Mary Lyncombe Trust which runs the Exmoor Centre are asking for your help.

  • You may have memories and stories about, or be descended from, one of the many shepherd families who have lived and worked at the remote and secluded Hoar Oak Cottage since the 1800s.
  • You might be one of the many people, young and not so young, who have enjoyed staying at or helping to build and run the Exmoor Centre since the 1960s.
  • You may be one of the many people who simply love the area and have memories and stories about your times spent walking in the Hoar Oak Valley.


To find out more and how to get involved please contact us:

Post:                Voices of Hoar Oak Valley Project, 9 Rock Avenue,  Lynton,  North Devon,  EX356DL

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